Slang specialist' Elephant Man said he is aware that he influences children with the many slangs that he has created and made popular.
"Anything weh mi seh de kids dem go wid it. Di kids are one of di first set that hang on to it (slangs). When yuh hear di kids with it, yuh know seh de slang shot," Elephant Man told THE STAR.
Children are often heard using some of the slangs Ele uses, like 'mucho', 'tranquelo', 'shizzle', 'mi linky' and 'caliente'. However, he maintained that the children used these to greet each other.
In addition, he said slang was very popular in garrison areas.
In Jamaican many children do use the "dancehall" slang in their everyday conversations. I feel however it is just the same as when I was growing up in Jamaica, that we heard the slang, but we knew to speak properly when we were at home (in front of our parents), and also at school.